Cyclists at the Fulong end of the disused Caoling railway tunnel in Taiwan. It has become a magnet for holidaymakers unable to travel abroad this summer because of Covid-19. Photo: Chris Stowers /PanosCyclists at the Fulong end of the disused Caoling railway tunnel in Taiwan. It has become a magnet for holidaymakers unable to travel abroad this summer because of Covid-19. Photo: Chris Stowers /Panos
Cyclists at the Fulong end of the disused Caoling railway tunnel in Taiwan. It has become a magnet for holidaymakers unable to travel abroad this summer because of Covid-19. Photo: Chris Stowers /Panos

How a disused railway tunnel became a draw for Taiwanese holidaying on the island because of the Covid-19 pandemic

  • No trains have used the Caoling railway tunnel since the 1980s, but every weekend, thousands of cyclists pass through it
  • The interior of the 2.1km tunnel is 10 degrees cooler than outside, making it ideal for a summer ride, whether on a racing bike, tandem or e-bike

Topic |   Asia travel
Cyclists at the Fulong end of the disused Caoling railway tunnel in Taiwan. It has become a magnet for holidaymakers unable to travel abroad this summer because of Covid-19. Photo: Chris Stowers /PanosCyclists at the Fulong end of the disused Caoling railway tunnel in Taiwan. It has become a magnet for holidaymakers unable to travel abroad this summer because of Covid-19. Photo: Chris Stowers /Panos
Cyclists at the Fulong end of the disused Caoling railway tunnel in Taiwan. It has become a magnet for holidaymakers unable to travel abroad this summer because of Covid-19. Photo: Chris Stowers /Panos
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